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Apr. 9th, 2008

The weekend was started off pretty good.

Friday (金), got home from work and put the last finishing touches on the blue/gray kilt that I have been working on for a couple of weeks. It was the grand opening of the new OtherSide. It was also mens' night for LAW. Great chance to wear the new kilt and it will be easier on the new tat.
The new OtherSide was PACKED. I am sure that I saw a few people who would have never been caught dead in the old OtherSide. The Wichita Mens Chorus was doing a joint concert with the KC Mens chorus and so there were a bunch of guys in from KC.

Saturday (土), was shot in the paycheck. I got a little overtime at the tag office. We are in the process of upgrading the workstations to make them more "ergonomic" feh. I am retrofitting the workstations with new keyboard/mouse trays.

Started at 11:00 and got 3 done by 17:00. It takes me about 2 hours to do one station. I have a total of 18 stations to retrofit. Including this last weekend I have completed 9. After I got home from overtime, I was going to go out and see the Saturday crowd at the new OtherSide. Nah, I decided to watch a movie from NetFlix and make it an early night. The movie was "Night Watch" (Ночной дозор). Part 1 of a Russian vampyre trilogy. I LOVE foreign films! The DVD was dual sided with the English dubbed version on side 1 and the original Russian (Eng subs) on the side 2. The 2nd in the trilogy, "Day Watch" (Дневной дозор)should show up any day now. The 3rd in the trilogy, "Dusk Watch" (Сумеречный дозор) is still in production.

Sunday (日), met up with Steve and Ty. Steve wanted to show me a collar that he had seen at the flea market. Since he know that I do leather work he is hoping that I can make it for him at a considerable cost reduction. It was a well done piece of work. I would do some improvements on it. It was being sold as a mastiff collar, but designed like a human collar (d-ring on the opposite side of the buckle). After the flea market, back to the house for fish sticks and mac&cheese. I ended the night with a movie from NetFlix on-line. This time it was a movie called "The Man from Earth". A interesting challenge of the faithful. What if a caveman had survived 14,000 years and was living among us? What would you think?



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Apr. 9th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
Hmmmn I never knew where the D ring went meant anything...
Apr. 9th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess I am kind of thinking that on most dog (animal) collars the d-ring is to attach the leash is next to the buckle if it were on the other side the buckle side could cause the animal some harm on the throat. Where as human collars are used to lead and to show. The d-ring is on the "pretty" side of the collar.
Apr. 9th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
I love night watch! I love foreign films too. They seem to be fresher in certain ways.
Apr. 9th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
That is so true. There is a little less pradictability. And I tend to pay more attention if I have to read it. LOL
Apr. 9th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
Sometimes some (not all) American films kind of dumb it down or make it quick and fast pace. Foreign films tend to have whatever pace they want. This is just a generalization and I'm not bashing American movies. I live for them, and sometimes foreign movies do move so slow. But I can't imagine my life without Dario Argento and Hayao Miyazaki.
Apr. 9th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
i love foreign films too! there's something about them that sucks you in. i think it's due to the lack of standard film editing and plot points that most major US movies have...
Apr. 15th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
That is true. But it also seems to be all the "mainstream" American movies companies are like incestuas siblings. A lot of indie films have that freshness that foreign films seem to have, yet will never make it to the "big" screen.
Apr. 10th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
we have those small-form- factor dells at work - biggest waste of money and i know since i have support over 500 of them
Apr. 15th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
WOW! 500 By yourself? I am glad we only have 59 of them. We are a government agency so we kind of get what we can we just replace the Gateway GX280 we were using...

Apr. 10th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
try to read a book version. movies were extremely castrated in terms of story complexity
Apr. 15th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
You are going to think I am just an idiot, but I really don't read. I just am not able to focus long enough to read a book. I won't say ADD, ADHD, OCD, PDQ, XYZ or any other initials. I have always been this way. I have a great grasp of things and learn very quickly, but I am a major short attention span thinker.
Apr. 10th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
NightWatch was so visually interesting, and Daywatch just keeps the theme. They are both brilliant films and I can't wait for the third one! And as a huge bonus - I think the lead guy in those films is a hunk! damn...Russian men...yum!
btw - my parents just came back from 10 days in Japan, right during Cherry Blossom time...color me jealous!
Apr. 15th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Oh, I love the subtitling in Night Watch. It was actually part of the movie.... So cool.
I actually though the head of the "Light" side (Vladimir Menshov) was quite woofy (eventhough he did not have any facial hair).

I am so totally as green as you are about your parents.... I long for the chance to return to Japan.
Apr. 10th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
I loved both of those movies, and "ergonomic" desks make me want to cry. I HATE keyboard and mouse trays like that -- they make it nothing but UNcomfortable to work. Also, come to MI =)
Apr. 15th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
I don't care for the keyboard trys myself. But it is time and a half for installing them.... Works for me.

As for MI... I have plane reservations and I will be in MI in May if my flights are not cancelled. *crossing fingers*
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